Card of Thanks

Valdez family

The family of Mave Valdez would like to thank everyone for their prayers, phone calls, cards, flowers, gifts, memories, food and all other donations. Also, the Upper San Juan EMTs for their exceptional service and the wonderful and caring staff at Pagosa Mountain Hospital. We would like to thank the American Legion and Colorado National Guard Honor Guard Detail Western Slope for the marvelous military honors.

Thank you to Father Carlos for everything; the Deacons and Bill and Steve for the music; the Penitentes from New Mexico for the rosary; thank you, J.P., for setting up; and to the Guadalupanas for the wonderful meal served. Mave loved you all!

For anyone that we may have not mentioned, please know you are greatly appreciated and loved.

Arthur, Dorothy and Troy Valdez; Richard, Marcia and Misha Garcia; Lawrence and Mary Valdez and family; Leon, Leslie and Ruger; Mike and Shanda House and family; and Daniel, Hannah and Gus Valdez

Bridge-A-Palooza

Thank you to our non-profit community for taking part in the first Bridge-A-Palooza event last Saturday. A special thank you to Bank of the San Juans for believing in this event and sponsoring it; to Gloria, Clorinda, Bruce and Ester for the wonderful Loaves and Fishes lunch; Archuleta County Extension and Centerpoint Church for additional tables and Powerhouse for giving us the facility; and to Greg Coffey for the beautiful mural of the bridge which will always remind us of our mission — to build more bridges in our community. What a great experience. Stay in touch with all the attendees for events, needs and wishes by logging on to Facebook.com and searching for Bridge-A-Palooza. Thank you.

Cindi Galabota, John Vick, Laura Ege and Joanne Irons